Antenatal Assessment Units
Sometimes we need to undertake further investigations or
monitoring and will ask you to attend an Assessment Unit (AAU),
either at Saint Mary's Hospital or at our satellite site that in
Salford. These units are staffed by experienced midwives. If you
are asked to attend an assessment unit, please attend promptly and
be aware that the assessment can take several hours.
The midwives working on AAU provide care in a relaxed
environment and are able to provide additional monitoring if
needed. They work closely with the obstetric team to allow you to
receive care without admission to a hospital ward.
There are two Antenatal Assessment Units (AAUs):
Central Site - Saint Mary's Hospital:
Opening hours 8.30 am-6.00 pm, Monday to Friday (last
patient admission 6.00 pm).
Ward 64, 2nd Floor
Saint Mary's Hospital
Manchester M13 9WL
Telephone (0161) 276 6404
Salford Maternity Day
Opening hours 8.00 am-5.00 pm, Monday to Friday.
Brook Building Orange area
Salford Royal Infirmary,
Salford M6 8HD
Telephone (0161) 206 5291 or 206 5293
Occasionally we may need to transfer you from Salford
Saint Mary's for further specialist care.
The sort of problems in pregnancy that might be monitored by the
antenatal assessment units include:
- Reduced fetal movements.
- Obstetric Cholestasis.
- High blood pressure monitoring.
- Management of prolonged rupture of membranes.
- External cephalic versions (turning of breech babies).
- Intravenous iron infusions for management of serious
- Postnatal reviews.